Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Smith's Wood student to speak up for young people

A STUDENT from Smith's Wood Sports College is one of two school pupils who have been elected to represent the borough's young people at the UK Youth Parliament.
Mason Rogers, aged 16, was selected to sit alongside representatives from around the country.
The teenager will be campaigning to raise awareness of the mental health issues that many young people grapple with (around one in 10 is affected by a condition such as depression or anxiety) and will also address the challenges which confront students when they move from primary to secondary school.
Eleven-year-old Kawoon Bik, from Yew Tree Primary, will sit as Mason's deputy during the 12 months ahead.
The pair (pictured right) are now expected to take part in a debate at the House of Commons later this year.
Mason, an anti-bullying ambassador at his school, said: “I am passionate about support for young people with mental health issues and want to make a difference while I am a Member of Youth Parliament (MYP).”

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